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Head of Purchasing

Are you looking for the next step in your Purchasing career? Have you experienced running a large team in retail?  One of our well-known clients in Malta is seeking a new Head of Purchasing. If you have what it takes, Ceek Recruitment would love to hear from you.

 

What is expected of you?

  • Effectively manage and develop the purchasing team
  • Allocate project work to Buying Managers
  • Manage the categories, assortment building, and optimization
  • Understand consumer trends to plan a strategy in line with market requirements
  • Source the best products, locally and internationally from different suppliers
  • Include sustainability both in category management and in the sourcing process
  • Review current and develop new robust processes and procedures
  • Prepare the yearly presentations of Team Structure and Budgets
  • Issue tenders and manage evaluations
  • Develop and support all the promotional activity settled by/with the marketing department
  • Review stock levels and order products
  • Plan for payment and delivery
  • Manage sourced items to ensure company quality and certification expectations

 

What are you expected to bring?

  • Experience in a similar role, preferably in retail
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Experience working in a product and consumer-focused business
  • A degree in relevant areas including procurement, business administration, sales and marketing, management, or commerce
  • Previous experience working in the retail industry is considered as an advantage
  • Knowledge of the products and/or services available on the market
  • Knowledge of competitors’ activities and pricing strategies
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Finance and analytical skills
  • Can work under pressure and be results-driven
  • Possess strong business acumen
  • Good leadership skills to be able to manage and motivate a team

 

What’s in it for you?

  • Excellent salary and benefits package
  • Well established company